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Molecular Biologist Nancy Kleckner to Present Cosloy – Blank Lecture, Oct. 23

October 15, 2014 | City College

Dr. Nancy Kleckner, Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Biology at Harvard University, will present the 9th Annual Sharon Cosloy – Edward Blank Lecture at The City College of New York 4 p.m. Thursday, October 23, in NAC 0/201. Her talk is titled “Chromosome Dynamics from Bacteria to Mammalian Cells.” The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.650.8499 or

City Tech Student Competes on Hispanic College Quiz Show

October 14, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the nation celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans, and City Tech celebrates with a number of activities on campus. This year, the College community will be watching Carolina Mata, a Civil Engineering Technology major, compete in the Hispanic College Quiz Show on Sunday, October 19th, at 2pm on […]

Harlem Native John O’Keefe Credits CCNY for Nobel Prize

October 14, 2014 | City College

The City College of New York’s latest Nobel Laureate is Harlem-born and grew up in the South Bronx. John O’Keefe, the son of Irish immigrant parents and a 1963 City College graduate, won the Nobel Prize for medicine last week.

Baruch Students Take Part in International Conference of Undergraduate Research

October 10, 2014 | Baruch College

NEW YORK, NY- October 10, 2014  – On September 23, 2014 Baruch College undergraduates participated for the first time in the annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR), organized through an alliance of Monash University in Australia and the University of Warwick in the UK. This conference brings together undergraduates at universities around the world […]

Baruch College Hosts Famous Whistleblowers for Candid Panel Discussion

October 10, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY- October 10, 2014 – The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Businessis welcoming famous whistleblowers Sherron Watkins, former Vice President of Enron, and Jon Oberg, former researcher with the U.S. Department of Education, for a panel discussion on whistleblowing Tuesday, October 21. “American Whistleblowers Live […]

Baruch College Welcomes Pakistani Physicians and Health Care Workers to Learn about U.S. Health Care Practices and Policies

October 10, 2014 | Baruch College

MEDIA RELEASE     Visit Sponsored by Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program NEW YORK, NY-October 3, 2014 – Baruch College welcomed five physicians and health care workers from Pakistan to learn about U.S. health care practices and public health policy. The visitors were greeted by Bert Hansen, Ph.D., Professor of History in the […]

City Tech Hospitality Management Professor Inducted Into the Prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier

October 10, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On September 22nd, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, chair of Hospitality Management, was inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), the first and largest chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a 40-year-old association supporting women leaders in the food, wine and hospitality industries. Out of the nine inductees, Schaible was the only one to have also […]

New Book Examines the Macroeconomics of Global Warming

October 9, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

A timely new book, The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming, edited by Lucas Bernard, City Tech Professor of Business, and Willi Semmler, Henry Arnhold Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research, comes in the midst of a revitalized environmental awareness movement that produced the largest climate change march in […]

Hostos Archivist Will Be Featured Twice During New York City’s Archives Week

October 8, 2014 | Hostos Community College

As part of Archives Week in New York City, Hostos Community College Archivist and Assistant Professor William Casari will speak on October 7 at the New York City Department of Records and later in the week on October 11 he will speak at the Museum of Bronx History as part of the Bronx County Historical […]

City Tech’s 15th Annual The Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel

October 7, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

Prepare to be scared!! City Tech’s high-tech haunted hotel, The Gravesend Inn, returns again this year in the Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Downtown Brooklyn, starting October 23. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for students with ID and group sales. Tickets are free to all City Tech students with City Tech […]

John O’Keefe, Class of ’63, Wins Nobel Prize

October 6, 2014 | City College, The University

Dr. John O’Keefe, a 1963 alumnus of The City College of New York, was today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is CCNY’s tenth Nobel laureate, placing the institution among the top ranks of public colleges and universities nationwide.

Making Waves

October 6, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

An illustration of the gravitational waves generated by two black holes in orbit around one other. Credit: NASA. BMCC science professors Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan—along with their colleagues from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Columbia University—are creating a storm of media attention with their assertion that […]

Cutting power could dramatically boost laser output

October 5, 2014 | The University

Lasers – devices that deliver beams of highly organized light – are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical diagnostics and military surveillance all depend on lasers.

Report Shows Extent of Racialized Criminalization over last 30 years

October 5, 2014 | The University

This week’s report on the frequency and distribution of misdemeanor arrests from 1980 to today from John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides clear evidence of what many have known for years. The NYPD is engaged in a wide-ranging social experiment in the mass criminalization of poor non-white New Yorkers.

Why Eating Lunch at Your Desk is Making You Fat

October 5, 2014 | The University

Preparing a healthy lunch at home is a luxury most of us don’t have time for. But—thanks to an alarming new study—it’s something we all should be doing regularly, as it’s seriously unhealthy to grab lunch around the office every day.

Making stars: Astronomy program provides tools, support to enhance diversity

October 5, 2014 | The University

Like so many other children, Fabienne Bastien did not like to go to sleep at bedtime

Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’

October 4, 2014 | The University

A British-American scientist and a pair of Norwegian researchers were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discovering “an inner GPS in the brain” that enables virtually all creatures to navigate their surroundings.

Simple Interventions Can Prevent High Birth Weight Among Newborns, Study

October 4, 2014 | The University

Simple interventions can help avert high birth weights in newborns, according to a new study by the University of Adelaide. The finding is significant because infants with higher birth weight face heightened risk of becoming obese as children or adults.


October 3, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Stars of sustainability come to Bronx Community College OCTOBER 2, 2014 — As the leaves on its campus turn red and gold, Bronx Community College is going aggressively green this fall in a series of high profile pro-environment events. First up: The Smarter Cities Workshop, a one-day symposium of key players in the international movement […]

Hostos Celebrates The Accomplishments Of Student-Parents Their Children, And The Aspen Institute Ascend Fund Program

October 3, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Earlier this year, it was announced that a $50,000 grant from the Aspen Institute Ascend Fund would allow Hostos to implement a pilot program called the Ascend Fund Summer Program; a national initiative that takes a “two-generation” approach to help families improve their lives. The Ascend Fund Summer Program proved to be a success and […]